How to Write the Perfect Refusal Letter

Larry Barkdull
Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Writer

In order to make this type of negative message easier to write, both the Refusal Letter and the Rejection Letter need to be short, congenial, and to the point. This article will give you some valuable tips on crafting a professional, courteous, and effective letter.

The Refusal Letter

Imagine this scenario: you've been offered a desirable position and you've accepted it. Now it's time to write a Refusal Letter to any other companies that may have offered you employment. You should notify them as soon as possible so they can resume their employee search. It is a mark of professional courtesy to send a Refusal Letter.

Here are some guidelines for your Refusal Letter:

Rejection Letter

If you are writing a Rejection Letter for another reason, your goal should be to make the reader feel that he/she would do the same thing if the situation were reversed.

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